Bluebells – blue and white

Bluebells at Blackbury Camp just outside the ramparts

Spring in England wouldn’t be complete without the bluebells. And of course I had to capture them again this year. I returned to Blackberry Camp, where the ground is covered in them from late April until the first weeks of May. Blackbury Camp is an Iron Age hill fort that I have described in more detail in a post from last year.

This year several of my images are from outside of the ramparts. Among them is an image of a white flowered bluebell. I found on the internet the following statement: “Very occasionally, within a population of bluebells, a genetic mutation may occur, which results in a white flowered bluebell. It is estimated that the proportion of blue to white flowered bluebells is 10,000 : 1.” There were several of them in a fairly limited area just south of the Camp and I was excited reading about them, when I came back.

Blackbury Camp, where the ground is covered by bluebells in beginning May

2 thoughts on “Bluebells – blue and white

  1. There’ll be bluebirds over
    The white cliffs of Dover
    Tomorrow, just you wait and see

    There’ll be love and laughter
    And peace ever after
    Tomorrow, when the world is free

    The shepherd will tend his sheep
    The valley will bloom again
    And Jimmy will go to sleep
    In his own little room again

    There’ll be bluebirds over
    The white cliffs of Dover
    Tomorrow, just you wait and see

    The shepherd will tend his sheep
    The valley will bloom again
    And Jimmy will go to sleep
    In his own little room again

    There’ll be bluebirds over
    The white cliffs of Dover
    Tomorrow, just you wait and see.

    Written in 1941, the same year I was born. I love the song and your beautiful capture of those wonderful flowers.

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